The District offers a quality internship program to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a comprehensive experience in recreation programing and facilities through observation, job-shadowing, performing tasks, planning, organizing, and implementing programs as well as associated office tasks.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be pursuing a BS or MS degree in Recreation Administration or closely related field. Must be familiar with the use of Microsoft Office with average ability in Word and Excel. Must have good problem-solving, organizational, verbal, and written skills. Must be able to interact with the public.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (not all inclusive)
Oversee or assist with the planning, organizing, setup, and implementation of various recreation programs and events offered by the department.
Assist with office tasks such as phones, emails, registration, etc. as assigned.
Assist with and observe budget preparation and planning.
Write and submit press releases.
Prepare verbal and written reports as required.
Assist with and attend programs and events as assigned.
Assist in the promotion/marketing of special facilities.
Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer.
Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis.
Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
Must have the ability to: frequently use a keyboard and computer for long periods of time while remaining in a stationary position; occasionally move about the office to access office equipment and files; and occasionally move about, sometimes on uneven ground, during programs for setup and implementation; and occasionally lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs. and over with assistance.
Must be able to: work in a standard office setting and occasionally handle seasonal weather conditions including extreme heat, humidity, cold, and/or biting/stinging bugs during outdoor activities or while traveling to other facilities.
12 Week Internship - Sping / Summer 2018 | 40 hours per week
Desired start date: May 28, 2018.
$9.00 per hour
Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V
To apply for this position go to: https://wheatonparkdistrict.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/0431ed43-a332-c051-5b55-23ae1a7500a8/apply?source=698626-CS-26822